Annual and upcoming events

Find all the details of our annual and upcoming events, and information on the causes and awareness days that we observe.


An annual event during the first week of February promoting harmony between all people regardless of their faith.

International Women's Day (8 March) is a global, annual day that celebrates the achievements of women and recognises the need for gender equality.

Darebin’s Backyard Harvest Festival is back, running over three weekends from 14–29 March as part of Darebin FUSE Festival for the first time.

Celebrated on 17 May each year, IDAHOBIT recognises the discrimination and human rights abuses experienced by LGBTIQ people around the world.

National Sorry Day is an annual ceremonial event held in Australia on 26 May, coinciding with the launch of the 1997 ‘Bringing them Home’ report. Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June) commences the day after Sorry Day.

Refugee Week is a national annual event that aims to create a culture of welcome for refugees and asylum seekers living among us.
National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The Darebin Mayor’s Writing Award is an annual award for writers who live, work or study in the City of Darebin. Now in its sixth year, the award celebrates local stories and local writers. The theme for 2021 was Recovery.

An annual campaign to end violence against women.

27 October
Have you experienced racism or seen it happen in the community? 

Wish to help yourself or others but not sure how?

23–31 October
Children’s Week is a national celebration recognising the talents, skills achievements and rights of children.
28 October
Stories of home and of having to leave it
World Children's Day promotes the rights and welfare of children and young people globally.
A global campaign dedicated to ending gender-based violence and raising awareness about the impact of violence against women.
Light Up Darebin at Preston Town Hall

3-5 December
Preston Council and Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre were lit up in light blue, green, orange and navy blue.

'Brush, Book, Bed' is a 1.5-hour dental hygiene session for Darebin families with young children aged 5 or under.

Ongoing, Autumn & Spring
FUSE is Darebin’s brand-new multi-arts festival, held in Autumn and Spring each year, designed to accommodate a range of different access points for audience and artists.
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